Hospital Foundation launches campaign to buy portable ultrasound machine

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation has taken a request from Kitimat’s physicians and kickstarted a fundraising campaign.

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation has taken a request from Kitimat’s physicians and kickstarted a fundraising campaign.

The campaign is to raise $50,000 to buy a portable ultrasound machine.

At the hospital foundation’s October meeting, Dr. Derek Carstens made a presentation, requesting the foundation’s help in buying the machine.

The machine would be used in the emergency room and acute care unit.

He explained that it would be very beneficial to have the ability to do ultrasounds in an emergency or after hours when the diagnostic imaging department is closed.

The foundation’s chairperson, Corinne Scott, said that the foundation began to ensure ongoing excellent health care for the community.

“The purchase of a portable ultrasound machine meets those objectives, and we are very pleased to assist the doctors and ensure patients receive immediate diagnosis,” she said.

Kitimatians who would like to help with the foundation’s efforts to acquire this piece of equipment, which will significantly improve the level of care available at the hospital, can donate to the campaign in a number of ways.

One of those will be at the foundation’s second annual Christmas Coffee House, to be held at the Kitimat General Hospital on December 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with music throughout the day.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Kitimat General Hospital. Foundation members will be available to receive donations and those donating $25 or more will receive a limited edition Christmas decoration.

Those unable to attend the event and wishing to make a donation can also drop it off at the reception desk at the Kitimat General Hospital or mail it to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation, at 920 Lahakas Blvd., South, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3.

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